Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities print logo Building our Future print logo

M1 Productivity Package

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2017 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$391,600,000
Australian Government Contribution:$195,800,000
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The M1 Productivity Package consists of three projects including:

Kariong to Somersby (and Kariong interchange) — widening of an 8 kilometre section of the M1 Pacific Motorway between the Somersby and Kariong interchanges from four lanes to six lanes and upgrades to three of the four interchange ramps that provide the main arterial access to and from the motorway to the Central Coast Highway and the city of Gosford. This excludes a 1.5 kilometre section on the southbound carriageway between the Kariong interchange southbound exit and entry ramps;

Tuggerah to Doyalson — widening of 12 kilometres of the M1 Pacific Motorway between the Tuggerah interchange and the Doyalson interchange from four to six lanes and pavement strengthening; and

Weakleys Drive Intersection — upgrade of the intersection to increase capacity.

Benefits

The M1 Productivity Package will reduce travel times, improve road freight efficiency and provide for the expected growth of tourism, commuter and freight traffic between Sydney and Newcastle.

Funding

The total cost of the project is $392 million. The Australian Government is providing $195.8 million towards the planning and construction of the package.

Timetable

Tuggerah to Doyalson widening - construction commenced in 2017. Construction expected to be completed in 2020.

Kariong to Somersby (and Kariong interchange) - construction commenced in 2018. Construction expectedto be completed at Beresfield in 2019 and the remaining upgrades in 2020.

Weakleys Drive Intersection upgrade - construction commenced in 2018. Construction expected to be completed in 2019.

Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.


Project details last updated: 17/04/2018